Yoenis Cespedes homered and reached base three times as the New York Mets held on for a 7-5 victory over the New York Yankees Friday night at Yankee Stadium.
Cespedes was activated from the disabled list before the game after missing over two months with right hip flexor strain. He started at designated hitter and batted second.
Plate - Appearance - May - Philadelphia - Cespedes
In his first plate appearance since May 13 at Philadelphia, Cespedes flew out to left field in the first. After New York scored three in the first inning off Domingo German (2-6), Cespedes homered off the middle of the left field pole in the third.
Before Cespedes hit German’s 3-0 fastball for his ninth homer, the Mets took the lead on doubles by Asdrubal Cabrera, Michael Conforto, and Jose Bautista.
Cespedes - Leadoff - Walk - Fifth - Mets
Cespedes drew a leadoff walk in the fifth, and the Mets added two more runs on RBI singles by Conforto and Devin Mesoraco off Adam Warren. Conforto finished with three RBIs by adding a sacrifice fly in the ninth.
Noah Syndergaard (6-1) lasted five innings in his second start back from the disabled list. He held the Yankees to one run on eight hits, but his velocity appeared to dip in the last two innings.
Fifth - Manager - Mickey - Callaway - Trainer
During the fifth, manager Mickey Callaway and a trainer visited the right-hander on the mound but kept him in the game. Following a discussion...
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